Friday, October 03, 2008

This weekend in The Star

Coming up this weekend in The Anniston Star:

On Saturday:
We'll have full coverage of the races at Talladega, and Mike Faulk also polls attendees about who they are favoring in another race - the presidential one.

We take a look at two more local runoff elections scheduled for Tuesday -the Weaver mayoral race and the Anniston City Council Place 2 race - with the election just days away, and one of the two candidates for the City Council’s Ward 2 seat apparently disqualified, it was still unknown Friday what would become of ballots cast in the race.

Michael Bell has a look at the issue of radon - much of eastern Alabama is at a higher risk for radon exposure than other areas of the state. What is it and what can residents do about it?

On Sunday:

Megan Nichols takes a comprehensive look at McClellan. It's been nearly 10 years since the Army shut the fort. A lot has happened since then, but redevelopment at the old post is a long way from done. Now, a series of events threatens to delay work there. We'll check in with development efforts and where they stand currently.

Along with full sports coverage, Nick Cenegy will be at the Talladega Superspeedway, too. He'll spend some time with law enforcement officials to see what they do there.

Graham Milldrum visited with the ministry program at the Calhoun County Jail.

And on Monday:

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford visits Anniston Sunday. Nick will have a story on what he had to say.

Cleburne County's Fruithurst Elementary is the subject of a new study funded by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Kids there do well, despite having 70 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch. The education study will examine how the Cleburne County school along with nine other rural schools in the state, can buck the trend that says poor students score low.